Antares Telescopes Price & Spec List

June 7th, 2005

O'Neil Photo & Optical Inc.
www.oneilphoto.on.ca

 

Everything subject to change without notice, this site under constant construction and should be considered out of date 5 seconds after I post it on the web. :)
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"Made" in Canada

Sky Instruments is a company based in British Columbia, Canada. They have in house manufacturing capacity, but many of their products are "hybrids". For example, the Speers-Waler eyepieces have optics manufactured overseas (usually Japan), but the design of the eyepiece itself is Canadian, the housings are manufactured in Canada, and ths final assembly is done on-site. Sometimes all the components come frou outside sources, but final assembly takes place on site.

Their telescopes are much the same. Parts are purchased from a variety of sources, manufactured to their specs, some parts might be made on site, and final assembly and packaging is done on site. I do not know what percentage of what components make up each individual Antares Telescope, so please do not ask. I simply do not know. The only thing I can state is any refractor marked "Vixen Spec" has an objective lens made in Japan, usually at the same optical lab that makes objectives for Vixen itself.


Dobsonians

Three sizes - 8 - 10 and 12 inches. All of them come with 8x50mm correct image, right angle finder, 2 inch focuser, 32mm and 9mm plossls in 1.25 size.

On the TEN and TWELVE inch only, you also get a cooling fan and a Crayford focuser.

620D 8", F6 ...................... $395.00
525D 10", F4.8 ................. $695.00
530D 12", F5 .................... $995.00

The 8 inch you can fit in something as small as a Dodge Neon - but no room for anything but the driver. The 10 inch - hope you have a big car or a minivan. The 12 inch - well, better buy an SUV to move that sucker around! :)

 

Reflectors - Newtonians

515EQ 6 inch, F5. 25 and 10mm plossls, 8x50 regular finder, 1.25 R&P focuser.

On EQ3 mount $475.00
On EQ5 mount $675.00

 

520EQ 8 inch, F5. 25 and 10mm plossls. 8x50 right angle, correct image finder. 2" Crayford focuser. Cooling Fan. EQ5 mount only. $895.00

 

 

Refractors

Short-Tube

905 90mm, f5.5. 25 and 10mm plossls. 1.25 R&P Focuser, diagonal, 8x21 finder.

On AZ1 table top $219.00

 

905A 90mm, f5.5. 25 and 10mm plossls, diagonal,. 2" R&P heavy duty focuser. 8x50 regular finder.

Tripod Version $275.00 (includes 1/4-20 mounting block)


AZ3 or EQ3 mount $350.00

 

 

Vixen Spec

901-0 or 901-3 on EQ5 90mm, either F11 or F14. 25 and 10mm plossls, diagonal,. . 2" R&P heavy duty focuser. 8x50 regular finder. The F14 version has excellent colour correction, and in my opinion, would stand up against the 80mm ED form Orion or SkyWatcher. The drawback is - it's a freakin long tube!

$645.00

 

OTA only $345.00 (Includes mounting rings)

 

 

1051 or 10513 on EQ5 105mm, either F9.5 or F12. 25 and 10mm plossls, diagonal 2" R&P heavy duty focuser. 8x50 regular finder.

$995.00

 

OTA only $645.00 (Includes mounting rings)

 

Semi-ED

1208 or 12012 on EQ5 127mm, F6.5 or F9.5 25 and 10mm plossls, diagonal 2" R&P heavy duty focuser. 8x50 regular finder.

$890.00

OTA only $525.00 (Includes mounting rings)

 

1529 on EQ5 152mm, F6.5 25 and 10mm plossls, diagonal 2" R&P heavy duty focuser. 8x50 regular finder.

$1,075.00

 

OTA only $790.00 (Includes mounting rings)

 

Petzval

Semi-ED, 4 elements, oversized focuser, flat field for imaging.

1206P on EQ5 127mm, F5 25 and 10mm plossls, diagonal, 8x50 regular finder. THREE INCH focuser.

$995.00

 

OTA only $625.00 (Includes mounting rings)

 

 

1529P on EQ5 152mm, F6.5. 25 and 10mm plossls, diagonal, 8x50 regular finder. FOUR INCH focuser.

$1,179.00

 

OTA only $925.00 (Includes mounting rings)

 

 

On Refractors - Crayford upgrade over R&P focuser. $150.00

Note - applies only to 2" focusers, not the Petzals.

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